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Krakow 2016: What happens after World Youth Day?

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THROUGHOUT the planning and preparation that goes into organising pilgrimages for WYD2016, a lot of focus has been on how best to  prepare and support pilgrims throughout the WYD pilgrimage experience. It is just as essential, however, to consider the question of what happens after WYD and how we can support pilgrims after this “mountain top” experience?  In 2014, Archbishop ... Read More »

WYD 2016: Four things you need to know about Poland

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FIFTY World Youth Day pilgrims across Brisbane gathered at Our Lady of Victories, Bowen Hills, for one of our final formation sessions last week.  The pilgrims participated in Polish Mass, followed by a Q&A session.  The Q&A panel included Bowen Hills parish priest Society of Christ Father Andrzej Kolaczkowski, Brisbane Honorary Consul for the Republic of Poland Brian Kilmartin, and Bowen ... Read More »

We head for Poland as pilgrims, not tourists

World Youth Day

TWO million pilgrims are set to pass through Poland’s city of churches with one mantra – not to be labelled tourists.   Among the millions, there will be 26 young people from Brisbane walking through Krakow in July, proudly wearing the badge of pilgrims.  For the first time in World Youth Day history, the number of pilgrims will out-number the ... Read More »

Drawn into a pilgrimage with Jesus

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By Carrie McCormack FOR me, being Catholic has looked different at different seasons of my life.  I had a vibrant childhood with six siblings and a busy young adult life.  I completed a bachelor’s degree and was employed as an allied health professional.   Rocking up to youth group was a habit but I still lived a worldly life.  I ... Read More »

Following JPII’s footsteps

Poland pilgrimage: World Youth Day 2016 Brisbane liaison Zach Woodward invites pilgrims to come with him to Krakow next year.

SAINT John Paul II will be at the heart of Brisbane’s World Youth Day pilgrimage to Krakow that will be officially launched this week. WYD 2016 Brisbane liaison Zach Woodward said pilgrims would walk the footsteps of St  John Paul II, the WYD founder, to experience the week’s theme, Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Mr ... Read More »

The Catholic Loop | January 15, 2015

The Catholic Loop – Today’s news headlines for the busy Catholic | January 15, 2015 Yesterday Pope Francis canonised Sri Lanka’s first saint, St Joseph Vaz, reminded the country about Mary’s forgiveness during a visit to a Marian shrine, and made a quick visit to the local Buddhist temple.  Indian priests in England save a 19th century church that was ... Read More »

Cathedral built on salt of the earth

Cathedral built on salt of the earth

PHILIP BURKE took a trip to Colombia for his son’s wedding and stumbled upon a church that has to be seen to be believed. I HAVE been to churches all over the world but have never seen anything like the Salt Cathedral. About an hour out of Bogota in Colombia exists what has to be the most unique church in the ... Read More »

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